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How to Start with Dogdancing

You might be interested in this dog sport but you have many questions before you can decide to start with it. Will my buddy enjoy it? Do I have sufficient physical abilities? When should we start, isn’t it too soon or too late? This article and advice...

3 Ways to Keep Cat’s Teeth Healthy and Clean

A healthy mouth is a very important part of the complex vitality of a cat and we shouldn’t neglect taking care of it. There are many oral diseases our furry friends can suffer from. What can you do to keep your cat’s teeth clean?

What to Do When a Viper Bites a Dog

Snakes and scorpions are said to get out on Saint George’s Day. It has been a while since then, so it’s no surprise that we can see a lizard or a snake when on a walk somewhere or in our gardens. They already left their underground shelters designed...

Bikejöring – A Different Dog Sledding

Bikejöring doesn’t mean that a dog simply runs next to a bike. The dog pulls the bike when doing this sport, it is similar to dog sledding. A famous Slovak musher, Marcel Dučák, will tell us what equipment you need for it, what dogs it is good for,...

5 Ways to Make a Cat Exercise

Cat obesity is a serious health problem. Besides a well-balanced diet, exercise is a great way to fight it. However, making a cat do that might not be as easy as it is with a dog.

Options for Protecting Your Pets from Ticks

The tick season is here and if you haven’t done so far, it’s about the time to start protecting your pet. What options do we have, what are the differences between the individual possibilities and what do I see as their advantages and disadvantages?

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Jaromíra Sojková

Kennel – Bernese Mountain Dog

From 2000 to the present, I’ve specialized in breeding the Bernese Mountain Dog and also previously bred the Appenzeller Sennenhund and the Hovawart. At the Queen Elsa and Bohemia Bernica dog kennels, I’m very active in the rearing of puppies. Every...

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Michaela Martinů

Kennel – Boxer

I’ve been involved in cynology since 1990, when I began training my first dog, a nonpedigree Boxer named Tajpan. Together we joined the Prague Cynology Rescue Brigade. Tajpan was a very difficult dog to train, but he charmed me with his friendly and...

Carnilove

since 2013

Martin Vrtěl

Mushing

I’ve been involved in the sport of mushing since 2007. My first race was in Trnávka, and since then, with the exception only of individual classes on snow, I’ve tried practically everything mushing has to offer, from FCI-certified northern sled dogs...

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since 2015

Jan Böhm

Sport Cynology + Decoy

I became involved in sport cynology in 2002 when I was just 13 years old. My whole life has pretty much revolved around sport, and I came to like cynology so much that it eventually became my profession. Throughout the years that I’ve spent training my...

Carnilove

since 2015

Jiří Andrle

Wolves

Jiří and his wife began breeding Czechoslovak Wolfdogs in 1971, and since then they’ve only reared a few litters. Since the breed is crossed with the wolf, they wanted to gain a better understanding of this wild animal, so they acquired their first...

Carnilove

since 2015

Jitka Duffková

Sport Cynology + Judge + Breeder

I’ve been a cynologist since 1984 when I got my first German Shepherd. I’ve been doing sport cynology according to IGP (formerly IPO) rules since 1991, and in 1996 my bitch advanced to the IPO National Championship and took 19th place, which at the...

Brit

since 2015

Juraj Ruža

Sport Cynology – Agility, Pezinok Sport Hall

Juraj Ruža I’ve dedicated twelve years to agility and represented at the Slovak Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Category A3. In 2014 and 2015, I was an assistant on the Slovak National Agility Team and then headed the team in...

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Klára Miketová

Professional Handler

I was born into a family of dog lovers, so the Dachshund would ride along with me in my baby pram. Our family history of breeding Dachshunds goes back three generations to the 1950s and my grandparents. My grandfather was a passionate hunter, which...

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since 2015

Michaela Plecháčková

Sport Cynology

Since childhood, dogs have been an inseparable part of my life. My first pedigree dog was an Alaskan Malamute named Bajtu z Rontu-Aru CS ( born 1991), with whom I led a fairly successful competitive weight pulling career.    My involvement in the...